It's down to the top 16 finalists in Venture Madness

Breaking it down again from 32 to 16 startups. Venture Madness announced the top 16 finalists who will pitch in the live competition for a chance to take home a part of the $100,000 prize. “With the live event just weeks away, the final 16 are working hard to prepare for the head-to-head competition,” Karen Katzorke, executive … Read more

32 advance in 2016 Venture Madness competition

It’s down from 64 to 32 startups who will advance to Round 2 in the Invest Southwest 2016 Venture Madness competition and walk away with a piece of the $100,000 prize. Of the 32 finalists, one of them will win the 2016 People’s Choice winner and take home a $5,000 prize. Vote for your favorite company … Read more

Voting opens for Venture Madness top 64 startups

Time to break out the brackets for Venture Madness 2016! This event, brought to the Valley by Invest Southwest and Arizona Commerce Authority, is where the top 64 startups go head-to-head in a pitch competition and vie for a portion of the $100,000 prize and the chance to be crowned champion. The first elimination round begins tomorrow … Read more

Winner! Winner! ACA Innovation Challenge Fall finalists announced!

There’s a week or so left before the new year and these startups have more money to kick off 2016 with a bang and build their business. The ACA Innovation Challenge announced their Fall finalists who will take home $250,000 in grant money to grow their business. Let’s find out who’s celebrating tonight…   Beacon … Read more

Top 10 finalists announced for Fall 2015 Arizona Innovation Challenge

Ten finalists were announced today for the bi-annual Arizona Innovation Challenge held by the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). This time around 131 companies applied from Arizona, California, Ohio, Utah and Virginia. It was whittled down to 25 semifinalists in October and now to the top 10. This is the biggest challenge in Arizona and the … Read more

Diagnose epilepsy through a mobile device – chat with Neel Mehta, co-founder EpiFinder

The CDC reports that about 5.1 million people (adults and children) have a history of epilepsy and about 2.9 million people have active epilepsy in the United States, with the most common causes being a stroke, brain injury, or a brain infection, among others. Neel Mehta, co-founder and chief strategy officer of EpiFinder, a diagnostic app that … Read more

eVisit lets patients follow up with doctors from their couch

Next time you have a cold or a post-op concern, you can check in with your doctor via smartphone from the comfort of your living room. Arizona-based telehealth startup eVisit, a web-based software that connects doctors with their patients, is expanding its horizons by introducing a mobile app and transitioning into a more inclusive patient … Read more

Crowd Mics wins Startup Connect AZ with a simple Q&A

Photography contribution by Travis Arbon  At the Arizona Technology Council Startup Connect AZ event, five startups from around the state pitched against each other for cash, bragging rights and some good face time with investors, CEOs, educators and influencers. In the end, the audience chose Crowd Mics, an app that turns your smartphone into a … Read more

Tech that can make you itch

While most associate a nickel allergy with earrings, piercings or zippers, more tech companies are coming under attack for their use of particular metals that interact with our skin. According to the Associated Press one of the most popular tablets on the market, the iPad, may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. According … Read more

WebPT brings in the capital from Battery Ventures

WebPT, a web-based provider of electronic medical record (EMR) for physical therapists, just landed a large investment deal with capital firm Battery Ventures. The undisclosed amount will be used to grow WebPT’s customer and user base which has so far been adopted by more than 35,000 therapists and 6,000 clinics across the U.S. and Canada. … Read more